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Elvin Leyer Ellison

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Elvin L. Ellison, age 83 of Laveen, Arizona passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 in Laveen, Arizona at his home with loved ones beside him. He was born August 21, 1937 to Russell Ellison and Ruby Ellison in Hamilton, Ohio.

Elvin received a BA from Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky; a MA from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan; and a degree in Mortuary Science from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife Jean, his daughter; Amy Weeks, his son; Mark Ellison (Lesley), his sister; Martha Ellison as well as his seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Elvin is preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Ruby Ellison.

Burial services will be held at Riverview Cemetery in Aurora, Indiana at a later date.

The family suggests that donations be made to Christ Community UMC in Avondale, Arizona.

5 Comments on “Elvin Leyer Ellison

  1. Elvin was a good person who gave of himself through service to others in hopes of making their lives a bit better. Unfortunately, he died too soon/quickly. However, his untimely departure was not out of keeping with his nature. I say this because when he was ready to leave any kind of event or gathering he would just get up and go, regardless if those with him were ready to leave then or not. As a big brother he carried out that role throughout his life, continuing to think of me as the little sister who needed to be watched over regardless of how old I was. His death has left an empty spot in my life and the lives of his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, his loyal and faithful canine companion-Jake, as well as his friends and neighbors. It’s hard to have to say goodbye, but I know that his spirit will live on in our memories of the precious time we had with him.

  2. Elvin will be missed. Les and I have warm recollections of the conversations we had when Elvin stayed with us during our 60th AHS class of 1955 reunion. Our prayers are with your family.

  3. Thank you, Jean. Elvin absolutely enjoyed the weekend and its events with you and other friends. I’m so glad you gave him the opportunity to have those experiences.

  4. Thank you for your recollections, Martha. Elvin wouldn’t have wanted family experiences to have been any different.

  5. Thank you for your recollections, Martha. Elvin wouldn’t have wanted family experiences to have been any different.

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